(Relatively) New blog with lots of great Visio content

Somehow I had thought that I had already pointed people to Saveen Reddy’s blog, but looking back through the archives I realized that I hadn’t. Saveen doesn’t work on the Visio team, but is a power user and knows a ton about visualization. I’m a huge fan of Python the programming language, and he covers…

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Visio Conference 2008 – Agenda now posted

We’ve posted the agenda for the upcoming Visio Conference. This conference will be expanded significantly from the last one, which was more focused on partners. This version will include a lot more end user content. One major note: we will be disclosing a lot of information about the next version of Visio, which promises to…

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Announcing (a bit belatedly) the Visio Conference 2008

This has already been mentioned on some of the other Visio-related blogs, but I wanted to make sure that people are aware of the Visio Conference 2008, taking place here in Redmond in February of next year. The last conference (held in February 2006) was a huge success, with some of the most favorable customer…

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Visio Active Directory Topology Diagrammer

One of the most common requests I get from IT users of Visio is for a way to draw out an Active Directory topology map. Visio has Active Directory shapes, but until now it didn’t have the ability to actually go out and create a diagram from AD. We’ve put up a free download that…

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Exchange Server 2007 Shapes

A download is available on Microsoft.com containing a stencil and template for Exchange Server 2007. If you do Exchange deployment or management this is worth grabbing. It works with Visio 2003 or 2007.

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Upcoming webcast

I’ll be presenting a webcast on the Data Visualization features in Visio on Tuesday, August 7th. Here is a link to the details and registration information.

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Security updates for Visio 2002 and Visio 2003

If you haven’t already, make sure that you update any copies of Visio 2002 or 2003 with the security updates that we released last month. If you use Microsoft Update or Office Update (highly recommended) then you will already be updated, but if not you can download the files directly from the following links: Security Update for…

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New book — Visualizing Information with Visio 2007

Somehow I missed the fact that Visualizing Information with Microsoft Office Visio 2007, a new book by David Parker, has been published. I knew that the book was coming out, but somehow the actual release slipped by me. I’ve had a number of people ask about good books for learning about real world uses of…

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More about launching a Remote Desktop session from a hyperlink

A few people have asked me if the remote desktop hyperlink creator is Visio-specific. The answer is no. It creates hyperlinks that can be used anywhere. If you publish your network diagrams using Visio’s Save as Web feature it will work there too. Here’s the original post explaining what it is.

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(Relatively) New Visio Blog

Our Visio MVPs are in town right now, and that reminded me that I’ve been remiss in mentioning Chris Roth’s Visio Guy blog. Chris did a great presentation on XML at the Visio Conference last year, and has a wealth of other visio knowledge. Make sure to check it out, particularly if you are interested…

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